Gladstone Tavern

4.3
355 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Gladstone Tavern is located in the Somerset Hills area of New Jersey. What once was a colonial farmhouse in 1847, has been restored and turned into a full-service restaurant. On a nice sunny fall or spring day, choose to dine on the covered porch or the patio. The dining room features comfortable seating, warm colors and a beautiful stone fireplace. Gladstone Tavern serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as Sunday brunch.

American cuisine with a modern twist fills the seasonally changing menu at Gladstone Tavern. Start with a beverage from the extensive cocktail and wine list. The crab tots are a must-try appetizer and are popular with regular customers. Entree options include dishes such as chicken schnitzel, moule frites or grilled curry chicken and hummus. Salads, sandwiches and burgers are also available for those looking for lighter fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 355 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanicaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We sat on the porch. The service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and responsive, ensuring that the specific dietary needs of our group were met. We had the guacamole with warm, home made chips. Yum. Crispy shrimp bowl was refreshing and filling. The steak special was perfectly prepared. We will be back!

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DayK
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Birthday for my husband. Pre ordered a small birthday dessert….never arrived!

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bobw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Gladstone Tavern made us want to return. The service was very friendly and the food delicious. One of the nicest restaurants we ever visited.

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NikkiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choices on the menu and the specials were an added bonus. Had a wonderful experience and will continue to recommend Gladstone Tavern to anyone for lunch or dinner.

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TGard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservation process was easy. Arrived at restaurant early and sat at bar briefly. The dirty towel smell at the bar was fortunately short lived as we were seated at our table right away as our friends arrived. We had crab tots and flatbread appetizers that were delicious. Main course short ribs were excellent but potato wedges that came with were not seasoned. The salmon entree had what appeared to be ramen noodles which seemed strange. The chicken was excellent. The desserts are worth every brass penny.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am gluten free and dairy free - their vegan pad thai was amazing!

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BERNADETTEH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice friendly service delicious salad for lunch.

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anthonya
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Usually go every year and drop around $400 on dinner for anniversary and usually buy the kitchen a round of drinks. Never had a bad dish however this time was different. Bar was not ready to make any drinks server did not have much knowledge and food was cold and old. Sorry will not return or recommend

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Stephanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Limited menu options and prices were a bit high. The servers were friendly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very kind server, but the summer salad and the watermelon salad special were both truly terrible. Corn and watermelon did not taste fresh at all, dressing was flavorless, and both dishes were under seasoned. We ordered scallop dish without any bacon, but the chef included the bacon (we do not eat pork and it was awful to eat it before realizing their mistake). Gazpacho was fine, but not exciting. Very poor food overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gladstone Tavern never disappoints. Meal was great along with the special strawberry sangria.

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Hopeful
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Our food was very good but our table was in a very busy area near the kitchen, preventing easy conversation. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. Gladstone has always been a favorite of ours so we'll be careful to be seated elsewhere next time.

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Fiona
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Crab tots were so wet and raw on the inside..kind of gross. Love the aioli tho. Watermelon salad was pretty sad...cubes of yellow and red watermelon, with a few sliced black olives and rock hard feta cheese....I mean, at least throw in real crumbly feta, some Kalamata or nicoise olives, maybe a bit of arugula...make it a real salad or call it a fruit plate! Husbands burger was nothing special. Pretty disappointing meal...two drinks, one glass of wine, 2 appetizers and 1 entree for $93.

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cole
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter to explained what was scratch cooked today

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NoraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, I'll definitely be back.

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vipMapleDad
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gladstone Tavern never disappoints. Great staff, service and food. Crab app and wedge salad were standout starters. Main courses of scallops and Dover sole shined. Consistently good for a long time, glad to see GT bustling again.

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BrianO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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MariaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It is a nice looking place. The food was good, but not amazing. I recommend not eating the ice cream. The seating is so close together you feel like you are in New York City. It definitely made our date less romantic. The place also smelled like the cleaner you smell in a fast food place. Not exactly appealing. I expected more, because the town is so nice. If we go back we will definitely sit outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food not up to par and my meal was not prepared as stated on the menu. I’ve had much better experiences here. Service was a bit hectic.

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vipCHAK
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, great value. I would definitely go back.

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viphris
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gladstone Tavern continues to do an excellent job with service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

So restaurant was great food was awesome my only concern was that we brought my 94 year old mother in law who has trouble walking . We parked in handicap so that she could walk up the ramp but there was a dog tied up there along with a bowl of water making it difficult for her to walk . Plus when we exited we could go down the ramp because the new customers were blocking the ramp … I don’t think that was up to code

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my dad and stepmother who were visiting from out of state. Our experience couldn’t have been. Our server, Jeanna, was outstanding and made great suggestions. Food was excellent. I’ll absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve had in a LONG time! They really knocked it out of the park. The bacon. Omg. RUN for brunch!

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RitaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

June 12 was our first time here. I have to say everything was amazing. Shortly after we were seated the manager came to our table and said the kitchen was very busy and it might be a bit of a wait. I thought that was considerate. You rarely have that happen. But actually we didn’t have to wait. We shared the spring salad. Very fresh and tasty. I had the smoked beef brisket. It was melt in your mouth. The potato pancakes were perfect. My date had the octopus pasta special. The sauce was excellent. This is definitely a place we will return to. Very pleased!

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Love2DineOut
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time back in over a year...oh how I missed the chopped salad! It was the the way I remembered, a wonderfully perfect combination of textures and flavors. Looking forward to having it again soon!

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vipBruno
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It felt like the restaurant overbooked as tables were being moved, chairs were being taken from customers who had gone to the rest room. Service, although pleasant, was slow and prices over the top for so so food along with high charges for liquor.
This was in their out door setup. The indoor was also very busy.

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Enjoyableevening
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had an enjoyable dinner at Gladstone.. While our server, John, was very nice, the restaurant seemed short staffed. We waited quite a while for our wine and apps. to come out. Food, in general, was okay, although my husband ordered the Mahi Mahi...initially, it was really undercooked. When it went back to the kitchen for additional cooking, it came out done, but, in general, was just okay. The halibut and burger were both good meals.
Again, an enjoyable evening, nice outside seating, good, not great food, and nice service, but slow

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linda
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The hostess was pleasant as well as the bussers. The server seemed frazzled and rushed, not a welcoming person. Food was just ok, a bit overpriced. Noise level was high.

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vipBetsyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious-especially the Wedge Salad. The cocktails are unique and delicious. Great wine list. Service was very good. The noise level was high.

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vipFoodKing
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Salads were very well done and imaginative, but the burgers were not well executed. A tavern should make its burger a standard for excellence and not run of the mill - as was in this case. Music was also a bit too loud. Great location.

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ChrissyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Amazing food! Service was ok, overall not very accommodating to the customer. Somewhat annoyed with questions and the bartender was terrible!

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WilliamZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive menu, great ingredients, excellent service.

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EricG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable place for a casual dinner.

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vipMendhamGirl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Took a long time to be greeted, drink order, served, drink refresh, get check. Wrong dish brought out by someone not our server.

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BriV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not one of our better experiences. Without warning the speakers blew out completely startling everyone (when the music wasn't even playing). The person at the table next to us said it was the third time it happened that night. When we put in our drink order we asked for waters with our drinks. We had to remind our server multiple times. Eventually, after our food was served, another server brought out 3 glasses even though there were 4 of us. He said he'd be right back with another glass. He never showed.

The food was ok.

Perhaps it was an off night but that was our first time there and I don't know if we'll be back.

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vipJackie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

This was my first time dining here and it was a huge disappointment. Was seated promptly, but it took 15 mins until someone came over to give us water. Another 10 mins until the waiter took our drink orders. Then it took another 10 mins just to get them. Finally, after sitting there for an eternity, a different waitress came to take our orders. And she wanted it all at once (guess staffing must be an issue here). Our appetizers came out at different times. Best part though…we were sitting outside on adorable patio, but the sound system speakers kept randomly turning on. And they were loud, like sonic boom loud. Kids were crying afterwards. The manager was going around and apologizing (a free drink would have helped). He assured everyone it wasn’t going to happen again, but it did lol! Food was only ok. This combined with subpar staff will prevent me from returning. Too bad, because the outside area is super cute.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My wife and I don’t get many date nights with 3 young children so we were looking forward to a dinner out

Unfortunately there was an issue with the music systems and the noise level was so high at some points we couldn’t even talk to each other . We asked on numerous occasions to unplug the system which was obviously malfunctioning. When it appeared the problem was fixed the manager didn’t even come over to apologize

Our waitress was nice and did the best she could but she was assigned to too many tables ans this the service was slow

It will be awhile before we go back

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vipSteveG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We (& the restaurant) had a miserable night/experience. Service was poor. No utensils provided, no water glasses, only 2 entrees served out of 4, without us continually asking/reminding. Stereo misfunctioned 4 times at blaring levels, and no one apologized/explained. Horrific night. Food was good

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vipcraigc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

They sat us in the bar high table it took over 30 minutes for someone to come to us after asked another server for help. Once that happened the service was good and food was outstanding.

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You can order delivery directly from Gladstone Tavern using the Order Online button. Gladstone Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 234-9055.

Gladstone Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.